Bolivia protests US suspension of climate aid

Associated Press

BONN, Germany — Bolivia has protested the suspension of U.S. climate aid as "a very bad practice," but says it won't change its policies on global warming.

Bolivian delegate Pablo Solon confirms that the U.S. reduced aid after it opposed the adoption of the Copenhagen Accord brokered at the U.N. climate summit last December in the Danish capital.

Speaking to reporters Saturday, Salon questioned the value of negotiation when financial pressure is applied to those who disagree.

The Washington Post reported Friday the U.S. is cutting $3 million to Bolivia and $2.5 million to Ecuador from its Global Climate Change initiative.

Bolivia is hosting its own three-day climate conference this month, saying the Copenhagen summit failed to produce a legally binding agreement.

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